Sunday, November 16, 2014

Review: How to Read and Why

How to Read and WhyHow to Read and Why by Harold Bloom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Professor Bloom is sometimes pooh-poohed for his support of the Western Canon, but for those not immersed in the humanities, the book is likely to be a signpost to a deeper understanding of literature. Bloom's explanation of Borges illuminated the latter author's fantastic twists, and I was impressed enough to decide to reach much of Bloom's other favorites, including Pynchon, McDonald, Morrison, and West.

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